Monday, September 29, 2014

Time to glass, and the waves are arriving

Summer's done, but, thankfully, that means the good wave season is here. Today there was a bit of juice, hopefully it'll be around for a few days.

Also got the 6' chop tail ready to glass. I need to hop on it this week while we still have the warm weather. I think I'll just put a single fin box in for now, and later add a set of FCS quad plugs if I want to go in that direction. I'll put up some more pics in a week or so when it's glassed.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

More summer pics

Just sorting through my memory card of pics I took over the summer. Here's a few shots that catch the mood of the summer at Kako.

Monday, September 22, 2014

End of summer, one more board

The end of summer has arrived and fall is in the air. As usual, I didn't write on the blog over the summer, just been too busy enjoying myself. Besides trips to Canada and Singapore, I've surfed pretty well every day for the past 2 months. Tons of two session days as well. It hasn't been great wave-wise, but it's been fun enough with a few good days thrown in; can't complain when the water's warm and there's something to ride. Overall, another glorious Hokkaido summer.

I'm working on my last board of the season, trying to get it done and glassed while the air is still warm enough for the resin to cure. It's a six foot fishy outline, but without a deep swallow tail. I'm going to chop the tail and go for a wide squash tail. That way I can run it as a single fin, or set it up as a twin or quad. The 6' Simmons I made works well enough, had a real good time on it this morning, so I'm continuing with the short fat approach, just with a pulled in nose and more curvy outline this time. Here's a pic of where I'm at now. I hope to have it done in the next two weeks.  
Progress on the 6' wide squash
One of the bigger days in August

Noboribetsu Diamond Head